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Brexit: voters can change EU deal if they don’t like it, says Michael Gove

As Theresa May wins Tory support for Brussels agreement, the environment secretary flags up potential for a rethink Michael Gove has said voters will be able to force changes to an EU withdrawal deal at the next election if they do not like it. The environment secretarys comments came as prime minister Theresa May won public backing from both wings of the Tory party after securing an agreement with Brussels to start post-Brexit trade negotiations.

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We were just a normal family: Che Guevaras daughter remembers her father

Aleida Guevara with her father Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, Havana, 1964 On the right is my father, cigar in hand, talking to his lifelong friend 50 years ago, on 9 October, 1967. Our mother formed our values and kept him alive in our memory long after he died. She never used him as a way to tell us off or threaten us. Papi was always the good guy. We never enjoyed any privileges: my father was opposed to that, and my mother maintained the line. When she became a…

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Two Palestinians shot dead and one critical in riots after Trump speech

Palestinian worshippers and Israeli troops clash as Muslims protest against Donald Trumps recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital Two Palestinians have been shot dead in Gaza by the Israeli army, the first people killed in clashes that began after Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israels capital. Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli troops across the West Bank as worshippers throughout the Muslim world took to the streets after the weekly Friday midday prayers to vent their fury at Trumps decision. A third man was in a critical condition after being shot…

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Al Franken resigns from Senate over sexual misconduct allegations

Minnesota Democrat becomes highest ranking politician to step down in wake of mounting accusations against men in Hollywood, media and politics Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday, becoming the highest-ranking US politician yet to step down in the wake of widening allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, Silicon Valley, the media and politics. Speaking on the Senate floor, Franken, who said he would quit in the coming weeks, said: All women deserve to be heard and their experiences taken seriously. But he said that his…

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Honduras troops shoot dead teenage girl amid election crisis protests

Kimberly Dayana Fonseca, 19, shot dead in Tegucigalpa early on Saturday as government imposes 10-day curfew as protesters claim election fraud A teenage girl was killed as troops opened fire on unarmed protesters in the Honduran capital on Saturday, after the government declared a 10-day curfew and suspended constitutional rights in an attempt to contain an security aid from the US this year. The opposition Alliance claimed looting and violence seen in some cities was prompted by government-aligned provocateurs tasked with generating chaos in order to justify state repression. Human…

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‘Guilty, your honor’: Michael Flynn, who led the ‘lock her up’ chants, enters his plea

In a dark suit and striped tie, Flynn stood before a federal judge and pleaded guilty and for Hillary Clinton, the sense of schadenfreude may be irresistible When the crowd chanted Lock her up! about Hillary Clinton, Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback. Flynn was once Trumps favourite general, who warmed up the Republican candidates rallies with fiery speeches and bolstered his unlikely credentials as a potential commander-in-chief of the worlds most powerful military. He was rewarded with the job of national security adviser at…

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South Australia turns on Tesla’s 100MW battery: ‘History in the making’

Jay Weatherill marks the official launch as Elon Musk delivers on his promise to complete project within 100 days The worlds largest lithium-ion battery has officially been turned on in South Australia promising to usher in a revolution in how electricity is produced and stored. Tesla boss Elon Musk has after blackouts last year that critics of the states Labor government

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Prince Harry ‘thrilled’ after announcing he is to marry Meghan Markle

Couple appear in public for first time since announcing their engagement and give 20-minute television interview Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to marry in the spring after announcing their engagement and admitting they were totally unprepared for the media storm that surrounded the first months of their relationship. The prince said he was thrilled to be marrying the US actor after an 18-month romance, and the couple presented themselves to the world with a photocall and 20-minute television interview at Kensington Palace. Play Video 2:47 angered the palace was…

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Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe to get $10m payoff and immunity for his family

Ousted president was also promised that his salary would continue to be paid for life, reveals senior Zanu-PF official Robert Mugabe and his wife will receive a golden handshake worth many millions of dollars as part of a deal negotiated before the resignation of the ageing autocrat last week. The exact sums to be paid to the former president and his wife Grace are still unclear, though one senior ruling party official with direct knowledge of the agreement said the total would not be less than $10m. The official said…

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Susan Sarandon: I thought Hillary was very dangerous. If she’d won, we’d be at war

Once the bete noire of the right, now the actor finds herself even more hated by the left for refusing to support Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump. She talks about Hollywood sexism, female empowerment and playing Bette Davis Susan Sarandon at 71 is bright-eyed and airy, and perhaps shyer than she can publicly seem. When I walk into the room a private members club in downtown New York, where she sits with a small dog at her feet she doesnt say hello or make eye-contact, giving what I suspect is…

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New York woman shot dead with pistol by hunter who thought she was a deer

Rosemary Billquist, 43, was killed by a single pistol shot as she walked her dogs after sunset, when it is illegal to hunt A 43-year-old woman walking her dogs in a field in western New York was accidentally shot dead by a hunter who thought she was a deer, authorities said. The Chautauqua County sheriffs office said Rosemary Billquist, of Sherman, took her dogs for a walk in her home town near the Pennsylvania border around 5.30pm on Wednesday. Deputies said Billquist was walking in a field when a man…

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Uma Thurman breaks silence on Harvey Weinstein, saying #metoo

Actor who worked on seven films with disgraced mogul says she is taking pleasure in his downfall Uma Thurman has broken her silence on Harvey Weinstein, saying of the ongoing stream of allegations against him: Im glad its going slowly you dont deserve a bullet. The actor, who worked on seven films with Weinstein including Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill movies, posted a picture of herself as The Bride from Kill Bill. In the post, ostensibly about Thanksgiving, she said she was grateful today, to be alive, for all…

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Ratko Mladi convicted of war crimes and genocide at UN tribunal

Former Bosnian Serb army commander known as the butcher of Bosnia sentenced to life imprisonment more than 20 years after Srebrenica massacre The former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladi, nicknamed the butcher of Bosnia, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity. More than 20 years after the Srebrenica massacre, Mladic was found guilty at the United Nations-backed international criminal tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague of 10 offences involving extermination, murder and persecution of civilian populations. As…

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Charles Manson, US cult leader and convicted murderer, dies

Manson and his family became notorious for the murder of Sharon Tate and six others during the summer of 1969 Charles Manson, the murderer and cult leader, has died in a hospital in California. He was 83. A statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said: Inmate Charles Manson, 83, died of natural causes at 8:13 p.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017, at a Kern County hospital. Manson was convicted, along with four of his followers, of orchestrating the murders in 1969 of the told NBC: One could…

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Penis in the sky: US navy pilots grounded over ‘obscene’ stunt

Navy not amused after electronic warfare plane created sky writings in the shape of male genitals over Washington state An air crew who used their US Navy warplane to draw a penis in the sky above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the US Navy said on Friday. An electronic warfare plane from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in western Washington state created sky writings in the shape of male genitals in the skies over the rural community on Thursday. Many residents spotted the contrails in…

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